Panel 1

EVEREADY (2017)

Slamdance Film Festival
American Documentary Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival

BOOKLYN (2016)

The New Yorker (website)
Coney Island Film Festival
Amsterdam Film Festival (Special Jury Prize)

THRIVE (2015)

Toronto International Film Festival (Kids)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Brooklyn Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival
American Documentary Film Festival
DMZ Docs, South Korea (in September 2017)
St Louis International Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival (awarded)
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Boston International Film Festival
Rome International Film Festival
New York Jazz Film Festival (awarded)
Tehran International Short Film Festival
Red Rock Film Festival
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
Tumbleweeds Film Festival
Square Lake Film & Music Festival
Maryland International Kids Film Festival
Albuquerque Film and Music Experience
Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

COUNTING DAYS (in development)

Sundance TV Vimeo Audience Award Finalist (2017)
Watch Docs in Warsaw, Poland (work in progress screening, 2016)
Yale University Anthropology Department (work in progress screening, 2015)

PHOTOGRAPHY

Leica Gallery in Warsaw, Poland
ICP in New York City, USA
Nizio Gallery in Warsaw, Poland
AG Gallery in Oslo, Norway

Panel 2

Paul was born in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to NYC at the age of 12, the year that the city’s transit fare rose from 75 cents to 90 cents; 33 previously unknown Bach pieces were found in an academic library; and Canon demoed its first digitalIMG_20170406_000045_547 still camera. Besides New York City and Warsaw, he’s lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Alexandria (VA), Berkeley, New Haven, Philadelphia, NJ, DC, and, for shorter periods, Kampala and Berlin. During his six seven drives across the US, he’s visited the vast majority of the contiguous states, and, by train, plane or automobile, he’s also visited some 45 50 55 60 countries. He likes stray dogs, music, depressing movies, trains, Uganda, open source software, Kundera and Greene, Mahfouz and Gide, the Oxford comma, and occasionally translating Polish poetry to English. In the past, Paul was a drummer and a huge nerd computer programmer, and he still plays Pearl drums, and tinkers with Java libraries. He’s interested in human rights, animal rights, and technology law.  His films and photos have been shown at festivals and galleries in Europe and North America, and his second short documentary, “Booklyn”, was published by the New Yorker.  Paul is a graduate of Columbia University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), where he studied history and philosophy, and Yale Law School, where he focused on free speech and intellectual property, and watched a lot of reruns and depressing movies.

 write to paul [at] itchydogfilms [dot] com

 

“make your ego porous. will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. openness, patience, receptivity, solitude are everything.” (rilke)

“dogs are our link to paradise. they don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. to sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace” (kundera)

“this is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyranny, argue not concerning god” (walt whitman)

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